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La novia (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama | 5 August 2016 (USA)
A tragic tale of unappeased desires and forbidden yearnings, conflicted choices, deception and the unavoidable fate of three lovers standing powerless before the true nature of man.

Director:

Paula Ortiz

Writers:

Javier García Arredondo (screenplay by), Federico García Lorca (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Inma Cuesta ... Novia
Álex García ... Leonardo
Asier Etxeandia ... Novio
Luisa Gavasa ... Madre
Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa ... Padre
Leticia Dolera ... Mujer de Leonardo
Consuelo Trujillo ... Criada
Ana Fernández ... Vecina
María Alfonsa Rosso ... Mendiga
Manuela Vellés ... Muchacha 1
Verónika Moral Verónika Moral ... Muchacha 2
Laura Contreras Laura Contreras ... Muchacha 3
Mariana Cordero ... Suegra
Mariano Anós Mariano Anós ... Primo del Mar 1
David Moreau David Moreau ... Primo del Mar 2
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Storyline

Based on "Bodas de sangre" by Federico García Lorca, tells the story of a love triangle between two men and a woman. Two lovers carried away by their passion defying all moral and social rules even challenging their own judgment. The same day of her wedding, the bride and her lover escape on horseback to live their love. Their disobedience will have devastating consequences. Written by Anonymous

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A Passionate and Extreme Movie! See more »

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Drama

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Country:

Spain | Germany

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

5 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az ara See more »

Filming Locations:

Cappadoccia, Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€1,187,147 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€91,655 (Spain), 11 December 2015, Limited Release
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Trivia

Spanish investment turned out to be insufficient to accomplish the project director Paula Ortiz had in mind, therefore she sought out potential places for the film to be set. Wanting to remain faithful to the Mediterranean atmosphere of Lorca's play, she chose Cappadocia in Turkey, that had volunteer to become an investor in the film. See more »

Goofs

The groom chases the unfaithful bride on a BMW R25/2, formerly seen in the film with a sidecar. When he arrives, he rides an unidentified motorcycle (could it be a BSA?) which stalls. See more »

Quotes

Madre: Do you understand what marriage means child?
La novia: Yes, madam.
Madre: A husband, children and a two-yard thick wall between everything else.
La novia: I will not disappoint.
Madre: Of course, of course you won't.
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Soundtracks

Pequeño vals vienés
Written by Leonard Cohen and Federico García Lorca
Adapted and Produced by Pachi García
Performed by Soledad Vélez
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More to this movie than meets the eye or ears.
13 January 2017 | by markpucuchuSee all my reviews

Clebras and Rgfraiz should probably stick to blood and gore Hollywood made crap and the ever overrated Tarantino. This is a beautiful movie which speaks many idioms and yet no particular language because you have to decipher it yourself and it relies on one's own experience of life, love, desire, valid or repressed and forbidden to associate with this movie and its author. And with the book in particular. Every single choice whether it be the location(the DRY WHITE desert) to the houses which look more like ruins to the underlying stories. There is more than just a blood feud between them and the story with La Novia's mother which none of the above have understood and the reluctance of Le Novio's mother for her son to marry this particular woman......etc. There is just an immensity of codes and ciphers that need to be heard, seen and understood to appreciate this film,i.e CULTURE. Which to my despair seems to be more and more lacking nowadays. Better watched and understood in Spanish, including the dialectic words used. Or read the book before watching the film. Agree, not for everyone. But good movie. And Inma Cuesta is so good.


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